Ubuntu 10.10 : linux-mvl-dove vulnerabilities (USN-1303-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57304


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Peter Huewe discovered an information leak in the handling of reading security-related TPM data. A local, unprivileged user could read the results of a previous TPM command. (CVE-2011-1162)

A bug was discovered in the XFS filesystem's handling of pathnames. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service, or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-4077)

Nick Bowler discovered the kernel GHASH message digest algorithm incorrectly handled error conditions. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a kernel oops. (CVE-2011-4081)

A flaw was found in the Journaling Block Device (JBD). A local attacker able to mount ext3 or ext4 file systems could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4132)

A bug was found in the way headroom check was performed in udp6_ufo_fragment() function. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2011-4326)

Clement Lecigne discovered a bug in the HFS file system bounds checking. When a malformed HFS file system is mounted a local user could crash the system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-4330).


Update the affected linux-image-2.6.32-421-dove package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57304

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1303-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/14

Modified: 2013/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1162, CVE-2011-4077, CVE-2011-4081, CVE-2011-4132, CVE-2011-4326, CVE-2011-4330

BID: 50764

USN: 1303-1